Input on starting a support group please.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pammy52, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. pammy52

    pammy52 New Member

    The closest group that I am aware of in my area is an hour drive.
    I am considering seeing if I can start one.

    If anyone here has headed up a group or attended a group how do the meetings play out?
    What would you suggest for getting started?

    If anyone here was looking for a group how would you best feel supported and informed?

    Thanks for any input.

    Pammy
  2. Nikki

    Nikki Member

    for Pammy
  3. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    I have thought about this too.

    Love Anne C
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    fairly recently, but I can't find the post.

    One of my friends started a 12-step program in her home one night a week. She notified the 12 step headquarters so the meeting was listed.

    She fixed coffee. People who wanted to could bring cookies, etc. 12 step meetings always have a collection, so she was reimbursed for coffee.

    You have to have rules in a meeting (for example, the speaker has 5 minutes and is not to be interrupted), but these were already in place.

    She had 8-10 people every week for over a year until she moved.

    Good luck.
  5. pammy52

    pammy52 New Member

    for bumping and responding.

    Hope I hear from others.

    Pammy
  6. pammy52

    pammy52 New Member

    Hmm...I could not handle that kind of situation.

    You have given me food for thought though.
    I work in a hospital and am thinking of talking this over with a gal who runs a stop smoking group and a weight loss group.

    I work for our P.T. dept. and I know the therapists have talked about education programs on FMS and MPS for the public.

    Not sure if I will run with this or not but would like to get some interest going in the community.

    Thanks again and I will definitely post to you if I need some help.

    Hugs back,Pammy
    [This Message was Edited on 07/29/2006]